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Arena Hotel

#173 of 973 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I picked this hotel based on reviews on a few websites and am pleased to write it exceeded all my expectations. I stayed for 4 nights with my family and we had a great time. Highly recommended for location, service and friendliness

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Shema Thank a lot for this good comments ,we are so happy to read this flattering reviews. We are very happy to meet and host you and your family in our hotel.We try always strive to give our guest the best service . We hope to see you and your family again at your next visit to İstanbul. Best... More 

Podgora
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I head a great time in Istanbul, part of it I have to thank to Hayati, hr is a receptionist in Hotel Arena where we stayed! He was so helpful, great in English , great in Istanbul knolwledge... What he did not know , he tryed to find our for us! I am writing this rewiev, becouse Hotel Arena is... More 

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Bronx, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very close to major attractions in the old city and that is the only reason why I would ever want to stay in this hotel. Staff are friendly and attentive - as friendly as grumpy Turkish people can be. They are very "proud" people so the term "customer service" has very different meaning to them. Rooms are TINY....very small. Breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My trip to Istanbul was enjoyable and comfortable because of Hotel Arena. The staff were accommodating and language was not a problem they answer to all inquiries and helpful in suggesting tours. Highly recommended and value for money. It was cozy and accessible to all tourists attractions.

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sherry Thanks a lot for your good comments and five stars . We are so happy to meet and to entertaining you in our hotel.We try to offer best service so you can feel here like at your home.. We hope to see you and your friends again at your next visit to İstanbul Best Regards Zeynep More 

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very happy with our stay here. The hotel is situated just round the corner from all of the main attractions and is an ideal base from which to do sightseeing. The staff were great throughout our stay and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was more than adequate with the little filo pastries a highlight.

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Garry Thank you for your good comments.We are happy to meet you and to hoste you in our hotel, Allways we try to feel our guest that Arena is your home away from home.Also like you said our breakfast is very various and made in our kitchen by our chef. We hope to see you again in our Hotel... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Istanbul has many hotels and we initially decided on Arena hotel because of its close proximity to the tourist sites. To our wonderful surprise Arena hotel offered more than just location. The staff was very helpful and accommodating, especially the manager Vedat and Hassan. Our huge family travelled to Istanbul twice for our wedding celebrations and everyone truly enjoyed their... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ghazalfar First of all thank you very much for your good comments,We are so happy to meet and to entertaining you in our hotel. I will tell our manager and M.Hayati your special thanks for them.We always give best service tou our guest and we renew ourselve constantly. We hope to see you and your friends again in our... More 

Kolimbia, Greece
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice and cosy hotel with a good location. Streets around are quite steep, but this is almost everywhere in Istanbul. The room we got, had a huge bathroom and view to the mosque, so it created a special atmosphere. Colors are warm and relaxing. Staff is very helpful, especially big thanks to receptionist Aysen, who helped us with everything and... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Olga We are so happy to read this kinds comments espacially for Mrs.Ayşen ı will tell her, We are so happy to meet and to entertaining yo in our Hotel ,happy birthday again wish you happy,healthy,years with your family and friends. Also thank you for your good comments about a breakfast so all greens are organic and hand made... More 

2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My visit to Istanbul was such a memorable visit thanks to the warm friendly environment in Arena Hotel. The staff was friendly helpful and always smiling especially Hayati who willing to answer any question you have. The rooms are clean and beautiful especially the bathrooms. The breakfast was yummy and their are so many alternatives to choose from. The location... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rorohimah It is an honor to read that kinds comments to our Hotel.We try to present the best service and hospitality to all guest to make you feel like your home , Our hotel is a home away from home.I thank you for our staf this is so encouraging us. We hope to see you and your friend at... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Big thanks ... I stayed in Arena hotel after two years no vacation. I felt myself like in my family home Polite treatment, smiling faces,helping staff,clean rooms,good price,perfect location. And special thanks to Mr hayatti Who help me very much to understand istanbul where places to visit besides i lost myself in istanbul ,when i called him he helped me... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Siba We are so happy to read this nice comments,Like you are saying our hotel is a home away from home..We are so happy to entertaining you in our Hotel. We try to present best service,we upgrate us day by day and thank you for your good comments for M.Hayati ı will tell him. We hope to see you... More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It was my second stay at this hotel. Last time with my mom and brother, this time with a friend to celebrate my birthday. It is great for everyone: families, friends, couples or single city explorers. As a hotelier myself, I can say that the hospitality received is just amazing. You are greeted with turkish tea and cookies and whatever... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Seher Thanks alot for your good comments here and at the gmail .We are so happy to see you again in our Hotel and wish you Happy Birthday to. We are expecting to see you again in yor next visit to İstanbul.We were so happy if you recommend us to your clients also. Thank you very much and take... More 

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